Final Award in Quick Composing TT-181 | Окончательные итоги блицконкурса TT-181

Full Speed Ahead! | Ай, пешка! Знать она сильна, что губит короля!

Theme | Тема

111 entries were received from 30 authors representing 13 countries | На конкурс поступило 111 композиций от 30 авторов из 13 стран

EN <-> RU

The tourney was interesting. Many composers were managed to double of the theme. The problems with single performance of the theme claimed on high evaluation only if its had interesting nuances.

Overall ranking (evaluation of best #2 + evaluation of best #3 + evaluation of best #4-6 = overall evaluation):
1. Mikhail Hramtsevich (Belarus): 14+15+15=44
2. Victor Volchek (Belarus): 10+13+15=38
3. Igor Agapov (Russia): 12+14+9=35

4-5. Nikolai Belchikov (Belarus): 9+9+15=33
4-5. Mikhail Halma (Ukraine): 9+10+14=33
6. Pavel Arestov (Russia): 7+11+14=32
7. Ingemar Lind (Sweden): 8+15+8=31
8-10. Elmar Abdullayev (Azerbaijan): 8+13+7=28
8-10. Branislav Djurasevic (Serbia): 9+12+7=28
8-10. Peter Novitsky (Ukraine): 9+8+11=28
11. Vladimir Russkih (Russia): 10+8+9=27
12. Dieter Müller (Germany): 9+9+7=25
13. Pietro Pitton (Italy): 10+5+8=23
14-15. Borislav Atanasov (Bulgaria): 7+10+5=22
14-15. Zoltan Labai (Slovakia): 9+6+7=22
16. Ralf Krätschmer (Germany): 11+9+0=20
17. Viktor Yuzyuk (Ukraine): 8+9+0=17
18. Ilija Serafimović (Serbia): 14+0+0=14
19-21. Nikita Kravtsov (Russia): 0+0+13=13
19-21. Dragan Stojnić (Serbia): 13+0+0=13
19-21. Gábor Tar (Hungary): 0+7+6=13
22. Vladimir Shumarin (Russia): 0+7+5=12
23-24. Vladimir Klipachev (Russia): 10+0+0=10
23-24. Aleksey Oganesjan (Russia): 0+10+0=10
25. Rainer Kuhn (Germany): 0+0+9=9
26-27. Vladimir Shmatov (Russia): 0+0+8=8
26-27. Roberto Tomassini (Italy): 8+0+0=8
28. Mihaiu Cioflâncă (Romania): 5+0+0=5
29. Dan-Constantin Gurgui (Romania): 4+0+0=4
30. Gheorghe Nicolaescu (Romania): 0+0+0=0

Award is the following | Отличия распределились следующим образом

#2
44 entries were received from 25 authors representing 12 countries | На конкурс поступило 44 композиции от 25 авторов из 12 стран
EN <-> RU

The following problems were excluded in view of full anticipations:
- No 11 (Kb3-Kb5), No 47 (Ke7-Kd5), No 48 (Kc7-Kd5) – yacpdb/20555;
- No 58 (Kf4-Ka5), No 86 (Kh4-Ka5) – yacpdb/152044;
- No 63 (Ka3-Kd5), No 77 (Kb7-Kb5), No 102 (Kg5-Kd5) – yacpdb/133163;
I didn’t consider the twin b) in No 17 because its actual play does not contain a required mate by Pawn. Also I didn’t consider the twin b) in No 18 because it coincides with yacpdb/216133.

1st Place, 14 points - No 23 & 110
M. Hramtsevich & I. Serafimović
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/6Q1/8/7k/8/6K1/4P1P1/r2B4
#2(5+2)
2nd-3rd Place, 13 points - No 15
Dragan Stojnić
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
3R4/7B/3n4/8/5B2/8/6P1/5K1k
#2(5+2)
2nd-3rd Place, 13 points - No 24
Mikhail Hramtsevich
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/4Q3/8/5k2/8/3K2B1/4P3/3B3R
#2(6+1)

1st Place, 14 points - No 23 & 110, Mikhail Hramtsevich (Belarus) & Ilija Serafimović (Serbia) 8/6Q1/8/7k/8/6K1/4P1P1/r2B4

*1...Ra3+ 2.e3#
1.Kh3! – 2.g4#
1...Ra3+ 2.e3#
1...Ra4 2.e4#
Surprisingly graceful finding with two thematic mates: “direct” mate in threat and battery mate in the variation. Even promoted wB does not spoil the impression of the problem (but nevertheless the evaluation is reduced by one point compared with maximum).

Editorial: both authors independently sent exactly the same problem. So both composers considered the co-authors of it and every of them get 14 points.

Editorial: according the conditions of SuperProblem TT’s, only extra-set positions are not allowed (i. e. 2 Queens / 3 Rooks / 2 Bishops of the same color etc.), but promoted Bishop is allowed. So this problem remains in the tourney.
EN <-> RU

2nd-3rd Place, 13 points - No 15, Dragan Stojnić (Serbia) 3R4/7B/3n4/8/5B2/8/6P1/5K1k

1.g4? (A) zz S~ 2.Be4# (B), 1...Sf5! (x)
1.Rh8? (C) – 2.Bh~#, 1…Sf5 (x) 2.Bxf5#, 1...Sf7!
1.Kf2? zz S~ 2.Rd1#, 1...Se4+!
1.Be4! (B) – 2.Rh8# (C)
1...Sf5 (x)/Sf7/Se8 2.g4# (A)
Vladimirov and Salazar theme. Change-mates on 1...Sf5 with change-functions of three White moves.
EN <-> RU

2nd-3rd Place, 13 points - No 24, Mikhail Hramtsevich (Belarus) 8/4Q3/8/5k2/8/3K2B1/4P3/3B3R

1.Bh4? – 2.Qe4#, 1...Kg4 (a) 2.Qg5#, 1...Kg6! (b)
1.Ke3? zz Kg6 (b) 2.Bc2#, 1...Kg4! (a)
1.Rh6? – 2.e4# (A), 1...Kg4! (a)
1.Be5! zz
1...Kg4 (a) 2.e4# (A)
1...Kg6 (b) 2.Qf6#
Single implementation of the theme but with very complex content: changing of two mates and change-functions of Black moves (defense – refutation) in combination with Dombrovskis theme.
EN <-> RU
4th Place, 12 points - No 54
Igor Agapov
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
2K5/p7/8/k7/p7/2P5/1P6/Q7
#2a)Kc8->c5; b)Qa1->b7(4+3)
5th Place, 11 points - No 104
Ralf Krätschmer
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/6K1/8/7k/5Q1N/8/4b1P1/7r
#2(4+3)
6th-11th Place, 10 points - No 1
Vladimir Klipachev
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/K7/8/4N3/kP6/3N4/2P1Q3/8
#2(6+1)

4th Place, 12 points - No 54, Igor Agapov (Russia) 2K5/p7/8/k7/p7/2P5/1P6/Q7

zero
a) Kc8->c5: 1.Kc6! zz
1...a6 (a) 2.b4#! (A)
1...a3 (b) 2.Qxa3# (B)
(1...Ka6 2.Qxa4#)

b) Qa1->b7: 1.Qc6! zz
1...a6 (a) 2.Qc5# (C)
1...a3 (b) 2.b4#! (A)
Rukhlis theme. Doubling of the theme via twins.
EN <-> RU

5th Place, 11 points - No 104, Ralf Krätschmer (Germany) 8/6K1/8/7k/5Q1N/8/4b1P1/7r

*1...Bg4 2.Qh6#, *1...Rxh4 2.Qf5#
1.Sf5? – 2.Sg3#, 1...Bg4 2.Qh6#, 1...Rh3!
1.Sg6! – 2.Qf5#
1...Bd3 2.g4#
1...Bg4 2.Qh6#
1...Rf1 2.Qh4#
Single implementation of the theme but with great activity of wQ.
EN <-> RU

6th-11th Place, 10 points - No 1, Vladimir Klipachev (Russia) 8/K7/8/4N3/kP6/3N4/2P1Q3/8

1.Qe4/Qg2/Qf3? zz 1...Kb5 (a) 2.Qc6# (A), 1...Ka3!
1.Qe1/Qf1? zz 1...Ka3 2.Qa1#, 1...Kb5! (a)
1.Qg4? zz 1...Kb5 (a) 2.Qd7# (B), 1...Ka3!
1.Qh5? zz 1...Kb5 (a) 2.Qe8# (C), 1...Ka3!
1.Qd1! zz
1...Ka3 2.Qa1#
1...Kb5 (a) 2.c4# (D)
Fourfold change-mate on 1...Kb5. Key with an ambush of wQ.
EN <-> RU
6th-11th Place, 10 points - No 2
Vladimir Klipachev
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/R7/4pk2/8/4B3/4K1P1/Q7
#2(5+2)
6th-11th Place, 10 points - No 17
Victor Volchek
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/5Kn1/8/8/B5k1/8/4P2Q/2B5
#2b) Sg7->h4(5+2)
6th-11th Place, 10 points - No 53
Igor Agapov
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
5Q2/nK6/8/k7/p2P4/8/1P6/8
#2(4+3)

6th-11th Place, 10 points - No 2, Vladimir Klipachev (Russia) 8/8/R7/4pk2/8/4B3/4K1P1/Q7

1.g4+? (C) Ke4 (a) 2.Qh1# (A), 1...Kxg4!
1.Qf1+? Ke4 (a) 2.Qf3# (B), 1...Kg4!
1.Qh1! (A) zz
1...e4 2.Qh5#
1...Kg4 2.Qh3#
1...Ke4 (a) 2.g4# (C)
Move in try – mate in solution.
EN <-> RU

6th-11th Place, 10 points - No 17, Victor Volchek (Belarus) 8/5Kn1/8/8/B5k1/8/4P2Q/2B5

а) diagram:
1.Bb3? S~ 2.Be6#, 1...Sf5!
1.Bc6? S~ 2.Bd7#, 1...Sf5 2.Bf3#, 1...Se6!
1.e4? (A) S~ 2.Bd1# (B), 1...Kf3!
1.Bd1! (B) zz 1...S~ 2.e4# (A)
1...Kf5 2.Qf4#

b) Sg7→h4:
1.e4? (A) zz 1...Kh5 2.Bd1# (B), 1...Sf3 2.Sd7#, 1...S~ 2.Bd1#, 1...Kf3!
1.Bd1? (B) zz 1...Kh5 2.e4# (A), 1...Kf5 2.Qf4#, 1...S~ 2.e4#, 1...Sf3!
1.Bc6! zz
1...Kh5 2.Bf3#
1...Kf5 2.Qf4#
1...Sf5 2.Bf3#
1...S~ 2.Bd7#
Salazar, choice of key, fourfold change-mates on random move of bS (the twin was not consider in view of non-thematic).
EN <-> RU

6th-11th Place, 10 points - No 53, Igor Agapov (Russia) 5Q2/nK6/8/k7/p2P4/8/1P6/8

1.Qa3! zz
1...S~ 2.Qc5#
1...Sb5! 2.b4#!

(1...Kb5 2.Qc5#)
Black correction.
EN <-> RU
6th-11th Place, 10 points - No 64
Vladimir Russkih
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
1N6/1p6/p7/1k6/8/Q3K3/2P5/8
#2b) Ke3<->Qa3(4+3)
6th-11th Place, 10 points - No 106
Pietro Pitton
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/3Q4/8/4k2N/8/3n2N1/3P4/K7
#2b) bBd3(5+2)
12th-21st Place, 9 points - No 5
Dieter Müller
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/5n2/5KRN/7k/7p/8/6P1/8
#2(4+3)

6th-11th Place, 10 points - No 64, Vladimir Russkih (Russia) 1N6/1p6/p7/1k6/8/Q3K3/2P5/8

a) diagram: 1.Kd4! zz
1...b6 2.c4#
1...a5 2.Qb3#
1...Kb6 2.Qc5#

b) Ke3<->Qa3: 1.Qd4! – 2.Qb4#
1...a5 2.c4#
1...Ka5 2.Qb4#
Keys on the same square by different pieces. It is pity that both keys are flight-taking.
EN <-> RU

6th-11th Place, 10 points - No 106, Pietro Pitton (Italy) 8/3Q4/8/4k2N/8/3n2N1/3P4/K7

a) diagram:
*1...S~ 2.d4#
1.Kb1! zz S~ 2.d4#

b) bBd3:
*1...B~ 2.d4#
1.Kb2! zz 1...B~ 2.d4#
The problem with interesting concept and a twin with substitution of one Black piece to another.
EN <-> RU

12th-21st Place, 9 points - No 5, Dieter Müller (Germany) 8/5n2/5KRN/7k/7p/8/6P1/8

1.Sg8? zz 1...S~ 2.Rg5#, 1...h3! (2.g4#??)
1.Sg4? zz 1...S~ 2.Rg5#, 1...h3! (2.g4#??)
1.Sxf7? – 2.Rg5#, 1...h3! (2.g4#??)
1.Sf5! – 2.Sg7#
1...h3 2.g4#
1...Sg5 2.Rxg5#
Choice of key.
EN <-> RU
12th-21st Place, 9 points - No 8
Dieter Müller
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/3B1K2/5R2/k1B5/8/8/1Pn5/8
#2(5+2)
12th-21st Place, 9 points - No 12
Branislav Djurasevic
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/4K3/8/R4N2/6kP/8/6P1/6R1
#2(6+1)
12th-21st Place, 9 points - No 14
Dragan Stojnić
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/2Q5/B7/8/3Np3/2P5/3k2K1
#2(5+2)

12th-21st Place, 9 points - No 8, Dieter Müller (Germany) 8/3B1K2/5R2/k1B5/8/8/1Pn5/8

1.Kg6/Rg6? zz 1...S~ 2.b4#, 1...Sb4!
1.Ke8/Be8? zz 1...S~ 2.b4#, 1...Sb4!
1.Kf8/Bf8? zz 1...S~ 2.b4#, 1...Sb4!
1.b3? zz 1...S~ 2.b4#, 1...Sb4!
1.Be7! zz
1...S~ 2.b4#
1...Sb4 2.Bd8#
Simple problem with Black correction.
EN <-> RU

12th-21st Place, 9 points - No 12, Branislav Djurasevic (Serbia) 8/4K3/8/R4N2/6kP/8/6P1/6R1

1.Ke6? zz 1...Kf4 2.Ra4#, 1...Kh5!
1.Kf7? zz 1...Kh5 2.g4#, 1...Kf4!
1.Kf6! zz
1...Kh5 2.g4#
1...Kf4 2.Ra4#
1.Ra1/Rb1/Rc1/Rd1? zz 1...Kf4 2.Ra4/Rb4/Rc4/Rd4#, 1...Kh5!
Choice of key by wK.
EN <-> RU

12th-21st Place, 9 points - No 14, Dragan Stojnić (Serbia) 8/8/2Q5/B7/8/3Np3/2P5/3k2K1

1.Qb5? zz 1...Ke2 2.Qh5#, 1...e2 2.Qb1#, 1...Kxc2!
1.Qc3? zz 1...e2 2.Qd2#, 1...Ke2!
1.Kg2? zz 1...Ke2 2.Qf3#, 1...e2!
(1.Sb2+? Ke2 2.Qg2#, 1...Kc1!)
1.Qa4! zz
1...Ke2 2.Qg4#
1...e2 2.c4#
Threefold change-mates on two Black moves but the solution is more obvious than tries.
EN <-> RU
12th-21st Place, 9 points - No 29
Peter Novitsky
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/3Q4/8/K1k4B/2p5/4n3/3P4/8
#2(4+3)
12th-21st Place, 9 points - No 59
Zoltan Labai
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/6Qp/8/7k/3K3p/8/6PN/8
#2(4+3)
12th-21st Place, 9 points - No 76
Mikhail Halma
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/8/kBKn4/8/8/1PP5/8
#2(4+2)

12th-21st Place, 9 points - No 29, Peter Novitsky (Ukraine) 8/3Q4/8/K1k4B/2p5/4n3/3P4/8

1.d4+? (A) cxd3 e.p.!
1.Bf3? zz 1...S~ (b) 2.Qd5#, 1...c3! (a)
1.Be2? zz 1...c3 (a) 2.d4# (A), 1...S~! (b)
1.Bf7! zz
1...c3 (a) 2.d4# (A)
1...S~ (b) 2.Qd5#
Theme realization with reciprocal change of defenses and refutations in tries but with random move of bS.
EN <-> RU

12th-21st Place, 9 points - No 59, Zoltan Labai (Slovakia) 8/6Qp/8/7k/3K3p/8/6PN/8

*1...h6 2.Qg4#
1.Sf3? – 2.Qg5#, 1...h6!
1.Sg4? – 2.Sf6#, 1...h3!
1.g4+? hxg3 e.p.!
1.Qf6! zz
1…h6 2.Qf5#
1…h3 2.g4#
Change-mate on 1...h6.
EN <-> RU

12th-21st Place, 9 points - No 76, Mikhail Halma (Ukraine) 8/8/8/kBKn4/8/8/1PP5/8

1.b3?/c4? Sb4!
1.c3! zz
1...S~ 2.b4#
1...Sb4 2.cxb4#
The play is on b4 in try and in solution. Black correction.
EN <-> RU
12th-21st Place, 9 points - No 96
Nikolai Belchikov
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/3p4/1Q2p3/3k4/R7/7K/2P5/8
#2b) Pc2->e2(4+3)
12th-21st Place, 9 points - No 97
Nikolai Belchikov
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/8/5Q1p/7k/8/5P1b/4B2K
#2(4+3)
12th-21st Place, 9 points - No 107
Pietro Pitton
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/5Q2/8/4k3/K7/3PP3/4R3
#2b) Ka3->h4(5+1)

12th-21st Place, 9 points - No 96, Nikolai Belchikov (Belarus) 8/3p4/1Q2p3/3k4/R7/7K/2P5/8

a) diagram: 1.Rf4! zz
1...e5 2.c4#
1...d6 2.Qb5#
1...Ke5 2.Qd4#

b) Pc2->e2: 1.Kg4! zz
1...e5 2.e4#
1...d6 2.Qb5#
1...Ke5 2.Qd4#
Change-mate in twins form.
EN <-> RU

12th-21st Place, 9 points - No 97, Nikolai Belchikov (Belarus) 8/8/8/5Q1p/7k/8/5P1b/4B2K

1.Kg2! zz
1...B~ 2.f4#
1...Bg1/Bf4 2.Qf4#
1...Bg3 2.fxg3#
Black correction. The key is obvious.
EN <-> RU

12th-21st Place, 9 points - No 107, Pietro Pitton (Italy) 8/8/5Q2/8/4k3/K7/3PP3/4R3

a) diagram: 1.Kb4! zz Kd5 2.e4#

b) Ka3->h4: 1.Qd6! zz Kf5 2.e4#
The mate 2.e4# is on different moves of bK in twins form.
EN <-> RU
22nd-28th Place, 8 points - No 30
Peter Novitsky
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/8/2K2p2/kB2b1Q1/8/2P5/8
#2(4+3)
22nd-28th Place, 8 points - No 41
Elmar Abdullayev
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/8/3Q4/6p1/6Kb/5P2/2B3k1
#2(4+3)
22nd-28th Place, 8 points - No 70
Ingemar Lind
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/4K3/8/4k3/4B3/3P4/3P1P2/4Q3
#2(6+1)

22nd-28th Place, 8 points - No 30, Peter Novitsky (Ukraine) 8/8/8/2K2p2/kB2b1Q1/8/2P5/8

1.Qe2? – 2.Qa6# (A)/Qb5#(B), 1...Bc6 2.Qa6# (A), 1...Bxc2/Bb7 2.Qb5#, 1...Bd3!
1.Qg8? – 2.Qa2# (C)/Qb3#, 1...Bxc2 2.Qa2# (C), 1...Bd5! (a)
1.Qg7? – 2.Qa1# (D)/Qa7# (E), 1...Bd3/Bb7 2.Qa1# (D), 1...Bd5 2.Qa7# (E), 1...Bxc2! (b)
1.Qd1! – 2.Qa1#
1...Bd5 (a) 2.c4#
1...Bxc2 (b) 2.Qxc2#
Duel of wQ and bB with a victory of the Queen. Queen goes from the blow in all first moves.
EN <-> RU

22nd-28th Place, 8 points - No 41, Elmar Abdullayev (Azerbaijan) 8/8/8/3Q4/6p1/6Kb/5P2/2B3k1

1.f4? (A) Bf1 (a) 2.Be3# (B), 1...gxf3 e.p.!
1.Be3! (B) zz
1...Bf1 (a) 2.f4# (A)
(2...gxf3 e.p.?)
1...Kf1 2.Qd1#
1...Bg2 2.Qxg2#
Salazar
EN <-> RU

22nd-28th Place, 8 points - No 70, Ingemar Lind (Sweden) 8/4K3/8/4k3/4B3/3P4/3P1P2/4Q3

1.Qc1? zz Kd4 2.Qc3#, 1...Kf4!
1.Qg1! zz
1...Kd4 2.f4#
1...Kf4 2.Qg3#
Destruction of White battery.
EN <-> RU
22nd-28th Place, 8 points - No 71
Ingemar Lind
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/2K5/2nB4/kB6/2P5/8/1P6/8
#2(5+2)
22nd-28th Place, 8 points - No 82
Viktor Yuzyuk
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/K2B4/3p1R2/2k5/4R3/8/3P4/8
#2(5+2)
22nd-28th Place, 8 points - No 83
Viktor Yuzyuk
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/8/5KBk/4pp2/8/6P1/3N4
#2(4+3)

22nd-28th Place, 8 points - No 71, Ingemar Lind (Sweden) 8/2K5/2nB4/kB6/2P5/8/1P6/8

1.Kxc6? – 2.b4# stalemate
1.Ba3? zz 1...S~ 2.b4#, 1...Sb4!
1.Kb7? zz 1...S~ 2.b4#, 1...Sb4 2.Bc7#, 1...Sd8+!
1.Bc5! zz
1...S~ 2.b4#
1...Sb4 2.Bb6#
Mate 2.b4# is executed on random move of bS and change-mate on his exact move. But the try 1.Kb7 is quite far-fetched because it is refuted by obvious way.
EN <-> RU

22nd-28th Place, 8 points - No 82, Viktor Yuzyuk (Ukraine) 8/K2B4/3p1R2/2k5/4R3/8/3P4/8

1.Ba4? Kd5!
1.Ka6? Kd5!
1.Rh4/Rg4/Rf4? d5!
1.d3? d5!
1.Ra4! zz
1...d5 2.d4#
1...Kd5 2.Rf5#
Black pieces play on the same square.
EN <-> RU

22nd-28th Place, 8 points - No 83, Viktor Yuzyuk (Ukraine) 8/8/8/5KBk/4pp2/8/6P1/3N4

1.g3? fxg3!
1.Sf2/Sb2/Sc3? e3!
1.Se3! zz 1...f3/fxe3 2.g4#
The key with sacrifice of Knight is obvious because it is necessary to eliminate the move 1...e3.
EN <-> RU
22nd-28th Place, 8 points - No 103
Roberto Tomassini
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
1R6/2K5/3R4/k7/4B3/1n6/1P6/8
#2(5+2)
29th-32nd Place, 7 points - No 18
Victor Volchek
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
4KB2/8/8/Pk6/7Q/8/2P5/3B4
#2b) Bf8->b4(6+1)
29th-32nd Place, 7 points - No 35
Pavel Arestov
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/3Q4/3R1K2/2k5/1n6/2P5/2R5
#2(5+2)

22nd-28th Place, 8 points - No 103, Roberto Tomassini (Italy) 1R6/2K5/3R4/k7/4B3/1n6/1P6/8

1.Bc2! zz
1...S~ 2.b4#
1...Ka4 2.Ra6#
The problem with simple implementation of the theme but with pleasant key.
EN <-> RU

29th-32nd Place, 7 points - No 18, Victor Volchek (Belarus) 4KB2/8/8/Pk6/7Q/8/2P5/3B4

a) diagram: 1.Qd8! zz
1...Kc4 2.Qd3#
1...Ka6 2.Qb6#
1...Ka4 2.c4#
1...Kc6 2.Qd7#

b) Bf8->b4: 1.Qe7! zz
1...Kc4 2.Qc5#
1...Ka6 2.Be2#
1...Ka4 2.c4#
1...Kc6 2.Qd7#
After excluding a twin b) in view of full anticipation (yacpdb/216133) the change-mate on two moves is disappeared.
EN <-> RU

29th-32nd Place, 7 points - No 35, Pavel Arestov (Russia) 8/8/3Q4/3R1K2/2k5/1n6/2P5/2R5

1.Qb6! – 2.Qxb3#
1...Kxd5 2.c4#
1...Sc5 2.Qxc5#
1...Sd4+ 2.Qxd4#
There is no answer for 1...Sd4+ in diagram position.
EN <-> RU
29th-32nd Place, 7 points - No 36
Pavel Arestov
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
3q4/8/Q7/2kN1R2/8/3K4/3P4/8
#2(5+2)
29th-32nd Place, 7 points - No 67
Borislav Atanasov
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/5K2/8/4k3/2R1N3/4P3/4R3
#2(5+1)
33rd Place, 6 points - No 42
Elmar Abdullayev
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/8/2K1k3/8/2N2Q2/3P1P2/5r2
#2(5+2)

29th-32nd Place, 7 points - No 36, Pavel Arestov (Russia) 3q4/8/Q7/2kN1R2/8/3K4/3P4/8

1.Kс3! –(Qxd5) 2.d4#
1...Qa5+ 2.Sb4#
1...Qh8+/Qf6+ 2.Sf6#
1...Qb6 2.Qxb6#
Combination of the theme with checks to wK and battery mates, but there is no answer for 1...Qxd5+ in diagram position too.
EN <-> RU

29th-32nd Place, 7 points - No 67, Borislav Atanasov (Bulgaria) 8/8/5K2/8/4k3/2R1N3/4P3/4R3

1.Rg1? Kf4 2.Rg4#, 1...Kd4!
1.Sc2? Kf4!
1.Sf1? Kf4 2.Rc4#, 1...Kd4/Kd5!
1.Sf5! Kf4 2.Rc4#
1...Kd5 2.e4#
(ideal mate)
Unblocking of wP. There are similar problems: yacpdb/41106 and yacpdb/92717.
EN <-> RU

33rd Place, 6 points - No 42, Elmar Abdullayev (Azerbaijan) 8/8/8/2K1k3/8/2N2Q2/3P1P2/5r2

1.Qf7! – 2.d4#
1...Rd1 2.f4#
Clearance for wQ. The theme is doubled but key is flight-taking.
EN <-> RU
34th Place, 5 points - No 92
Mihaiu Cioflâncă
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/2N5/b7/k1n5/3R4/K7/1P6/8
#2(4+3)
35th Place, 4 points - No 89
Dan-Constantin Gurgui
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-03-2017
5BQ1/5p2/8/3K1k2/8/8/6P1/8
#2(4+2)

34th Place, 5 points - No 92, Mihaiu Cioflâncă (Romania) 8/2N5/b7/k1n5/3R4/K7/1P6/8

1.Rd6! – 2.b4#
1...Sb3/Sd3 2.Rxa6#
Elementary problem with flight-taking-key.
EN <-> RU

35th Place, 4 points - No 89, Dan-Constantin Gurgui (Romania) 5BQ1/5p2/8/3K1k2/8/8/6P1/8

1.Be7? – 2.Qg5# (B), 1...Kf4 2.Qg5# (B), 1...f6!
1.Bd6? zz 1...f6 2.g4#, 1...Kf6! (a)
1.Qg5+? (B) Kxg5!
1.g4+? Kf6 (a) 2.Qg7# (A), 1...Kf4!
1.Bh6! – 2.Qg5# (B)
1...f6 2.g4#
1...Kf6 (a) 2.Qg5# (B)
Simple entry with flight-taking-key. Tries 1.Be7? and 1.Bd6? have the same shortcoming and add nothing to a content.

Editorial. The problem was removed from the primary source before sending it for this TT. But the information about it was not updated in yacpdb-base, so this problem was mistakenly excluded from the provisional award as previously published.
EN <-> RU
#3
33 entries were received from 21 authors representing 12 countries | На конкурс поступило 33 композиции от 21 авторов из 12 стран
EN <-> RU

The following problems were excluded in view of full anticipation: No 90 (Kf5-Kh5), No 91 (Kf5-Kh5) – yacpdb/149154.

1st-2nd Place, 15 points - No 26
Mikhail Hramtsevich
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/2Q5/4p1k1/8/6K1/5PPB/8
#3(5+2)
1st-2nd Place, 15 points - No 73
Ingemar Lind
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
5Q2/8/8/4p1k1/8/3P3K/5PP1/8
#3(5+2)
3rd Place, 14 points - No 55
Igor Agapov
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/p7/6Q1/2k5/8/2K5/1BPP4/8
#3(5+2)

1st-2nd Place, 15 points - No 26, Mikhail Hramtsevich (Belarus) 8/8/2Q5/4p1k1/8/6K1/5PPB/8

1.Kh3! zz
1...Kh5 2.Qf6 e4 3.g4#
1...Kf5 2.Kh4 e4 3.g4#
1...e4 2.g4 e3 3.f4#
In both victorious threemovers there are thematic mates by two different Pawns in three variations. Quiet second white moves.
EN <-> RU

1st-2nd Place, 15 points - No 73, Ingemar Lind (Sweden) 5Q2/8/8/4p1k1/8/3P3K/5PP1/8

1.g4? zz e4 2.Qg7+ Kf4 3.Qf6#, 1...Kg6!
1.Qd6! zz
1...e4 2.g4 e3/exd3 3.f4#
1...Kh5 2.Qf6 e4 3.g4#
1...Kf5 2.Kh4 e4 3.g4#, 2...Kf4 3.Qf6/Qf8#

3rd Place, 14 points - No 55, Igor Agapov (Russia) 8/p7/6Q1/2k5/8/2K5/1BPP4/8

1.Kb3!
1...a6 (~) 2.c4 a5 3.d4#
1...a5! 2.d4+ Kd5/Kb5 3.c4#
1...Kb5 2.c4+ Ka5 3.Bc3#
Doubling of the theme with model mates.
EN <-> RU
4th-5th Place, 13 points - No 19
Victor Volchek
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/2Q4K/8/3k2p1/8/8/2PPN3/8
#3b) Kh7->a6(5+2)
4th-5th Place, 13 points - No 43A
Elmar Abdullayev
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
B7/Q7/8/1k6/8/3K4/P1P5/1n6
#3(5+2)
6th-7th Place, 12 points - No 4
Branislav Djurasevic
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/3b4/8/8/k2B4/2K5/PP6/2Q5
#3(5+2)

4th-5th Place, 13 points - No 19, Victor Volchek (Belarus) 8/2Q4K/8/3k2p1/8/8/2PPN3/8

a) diagram: 1.Kg6! g4 2.Kf5! g3 3.c4#
1...Ke6 2.c4! g4 3.Sf4#
1...Ke4 2.Qc6+ Ke5 3.d4#

b) Kh7->a6: 1.Qe7! g4 2.Kb5! g3 3.c4#
1...Kc6 2.c4! g4 3.Sd4#
1...Kc4 2.Qd6! – 3.Qd4# / 3.d3#
bK star in twins form with mates by two Pawns.
EN <-> RU

4th-5th Place, 13 points - No 43A, Elmar Abdullayev (Azerbaijan) B7/Q7/8/1k6/8/3K4/P1P5/1n6

1.Bb7! zz
1...Sa3 2.c3 S~ 3.a4#
1...Sc3 2.a3 S~ 3.c4#
1...Kс4 2.Bс6 Sа3 3.с3#, 2...Sc3 3.a3#
Author send 3 versions, and I chose the best of them (in my opinion). Pawns execute “long” and “short” moves.
EN <-> RU

6th-7th Place, 12 points - No 4, Branislav Djurasevic (Serbia) 8/3b4/8/8/k2B4/2K5/PP6/2Q5

1.Qf1? – 2.Qa6#, 1...Bc8 2.Bb6 – 3.Qc4#, 2...Ba6/Be6 3.Qxa6#, 1...Ka5 2.b4+ Ka4 3.Qa6#, 1...Bb5!
1.Qg5? – 2.Qc5 – 3.Qb4#, 1...Bb5 2.Bb6 B~ 3.Qa5#, 1...Bf5!
1.Qh6? – 2.Qa6#, 1...Bb5 2.Qb6 B~ 3.Qb4#, 1...Bc8/Ka5/Kb5 2.Qb6, 1...Bc6 2.Qxc6#, 1...Be6!
(1.b3+? Ka5 2.Qa3+ Kb5/Ba4 3.Qa4#, 1...Kb5!)
1.Qh1! – 2.Qa8+ Kb5 3.a4#
1...Bc6 2.Qxc6 Ka5 3.b4#
Interesting choice of key but the Queen moves from a “shelter” to more active position.
EN <-> RU
6th-7th Place, 12 points - No 25
Mikhail Hramtsevich
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/Q7/1p6/Nk6/3K4/8/P7/8
#3(4+2)
8th-9th Place, 11 points - No 38
Pavel Arestov
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/2Q5/4k3/8/1K2P3/2PP3b/8
#3(5+2)
8th-9th Place, 11 points - No 44
Elmar Abdullayev
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/3Q4/5k2/8/7P/5PP1/2K5
#3(5+1)

6th-7th Place, 12 points - No 25, Mikhail Hramtsevich (Belarus) 8/Q7/1p6/Nk6/3K4/8/P7/8

*1...bxa5 2.Qb7+ Ka4 3.Qb3#, 1...Ka4 2.Qxb6 Ka3 3.Qb3#
1.Sb3? zz 1...Kb4 2.Qa6 b5 3.Qa5#, 1...Kc6!
1.Qb7? – 2.Sc6 Ka4 3.Qa6#, 1...Ka4 2.Qxb6 Ka3 3.Qb3#, 1...Kxa5 2.Kc4 – 3.Qa8#/Qa7#, 2...b5+ 3.Qxb5#, 1...Kb4!
1.Qa8! zz
1...bxa5 2.Qb7+ Ka4 3.Qb3#
1...Kb4/Ka4 2.Sc6+ Kb5 3.a4#
Interesting change-play.
EN <-> RU

8th-9th Place, 11 points - No 38, Pavel Arestov (Russia) 8/8/2Q5/4k3/8/1K2P3/2PP3b/8

1.Qg6! –(Bg1) 2.d4+ (A) Kd5 3.c4# (B)
1...Kd5 2.c4+ (B) Kc5 3.d4# (A)
Reciprocal change of 2nd and 3rd White moves.
EN <-> RU

8th-9th Place, 11 points - No 44, Elmar Abdullayev (Azerbaijan) 8/8/3Q4/5k2/8/7P/5PP1/2K5

1.g4+? Kе4!
1.Kb1? Kg5 2.g4 Kh4 3.Qh6#, 1...Kе4!
1.h4! zz
1...Kе4 2.f3+ Kf5 3.g4#, 2...Kе3 3.Qd2#
1...Kg4 2.Qf6 Kh5 3.Qg5#
Three model mates. The move g2-g4 is first, second and third.
EN <-> RU
10th-12th Place, 10 points - No 68
Borislav Atanasov
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
7N/5p2/8/8/4PN1k/5K2/6P1/8
#3(5+2)
10th-12th Place, 10 points - No 78
Mikhail Halma
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
3b4/8/4R3/8/3k4/2R5/1KP1P3/8
#3(5+2)
10th-12th Place, 10 points - No 111
Aleksey Oganesjan
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/8/4bKBk/7p/8/2R3P1/8
#3(4+3)

10th-12th Place, 10 points - No 68, Borislav Atanasov (Bulgaria) 7N/5p2/8/8/4PN1k/5K2/6P1/8

1.е5! zz
1...Kg5 2.Sxf7+ Kh4 3.g3#
(model mate), 2...Kf5 3.g4# (ideal mate)
1...f5 2.g3+ (a) (2.Sf7?) 2...Kg5 3.Sf7# (b)
1...f6 2.Sf7 (b)
(2.g3+?) 2...~ 3.g3# (a)
In thematic variations wPg2 checkmates on g4 and g3. In additional variations bP also plays long and short with differentiation of 2nd and 3rd White moves.
EN <-> RU

10th-12th Place, 10 points - No 78, Mikhail Halma (Ukraine) 3b4/8/4R3/8/3k4/2R5/1KP1P3/8

1.Rc6! – 2.e3+ Kd5 3.c4# / 2.c3+ Kd5 3.e4#
1...Kd5 2.c3! ~ 3.e4#
1...Ba5! 2.e3+ Kd5 3.c4#
1...Bf6!/Bg5! 2.c3+ Kd5 3.e4#
Separation of threats in Black correction.
EN <-> RU

10th-12th Place, 10 points - No 111, Aleksey Oganesjan (Russia) 8/8/8/4bKBk/7p/8/2R3P1/8

Main plan: 1.g4+? hxg3 e.p.!
1.Rc4! (2.Rxh4#) 1...Bg3 2.Rxh4+! Bxh4 3.g4#
1.Rc6? – 2.Rh6#, 1...Bg7! 2.Rc4 Bd4! or 2.Rg6 Bf8!
Logic miniature. There are some problems with the same material and similar matrix – yacpdb/153256 and yacpdb/73884, – but without logics.
EN <-> RU
13rd-18th Place, 9 points - No 3
Branislav Djurasevic
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/8/k2K4/r7/8/pRP5/Q7
#3*v(4+3)
13rd-18th Place, 9 points - No 6
Dieter Müller
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
2N2B2/8/6K1/4k3/8/4P3/3P4/7B
#3b,c) Sc8->b5,d4(6+1)
13rd-18th Place, 9 points - No 84
Viktor Yuzyuk
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/b1R5/1k1P4/8/1K6/1PP5/8
#3(5+2)

13rd-18th Place, 9 points - No 3, Branislav Djurasevic (Serbia) 8/8/8/k2K4/r7/8/pRP5/Q7

*1...Rd4+ 2.Kxd4 K~ 3.Qxa2#
1.Qe1+? Rb4 2.Qxb4, 1...Ka6! 2.Qe6+ Ka7!
1.Qf1? Rd4+ 2.Kxd4 Ka4 3.Qa6#, 1...Rc4 2.Qxc4 a1Q 3.Qb5#, 1...Rb4!
1.Qg1! – 2.Qa7#/Qb6#
1...Rd4+ 2.Qxd4 ~ 3.Qa7#
1...Rb4 2.Qa7 Kb5 3.c4#
Change-mate on 1...Rd4+. Thematic mate with nascent pin. But the key is weak – the Queen goes free.
EN <-> RU

13rd-18th Place, 9 points - No 6, Dieter Müller (Germany) 2N2B2/8/6K1/4k3/8/4P3/3P4/7B

a) diagram: 1.Sb6! – 2.d4+ (A) Ke6 3.Bd5# (B)
1...Ke6 2.Bd5+ (B) Ke5 3.d4# (A)

b) Sc8->b5: 1.Bc6! – 2.d4+ (A) Ke6 3.Sc7# (C)
1...Ke6 2.Sc7+ (C) Ke5 3.d4# (A)

c) Sc8->d4: 1.Sb3! – 2.d4+ (A) Ke6 3.Sc5# (D)
1...Ke6 2.Sc5+ (D) Ke5 3.d4# (A)
Reciprocal change of White moves in threat and variation in twins form. It is pity that all threats are virtual.
EN <-> RU

13rd-18th Place, 9 points - No 84, Viktor Yuzyuk (Ukraine) 8/8/b1R5/1k1P4/8/1K6/1PP5/8

1.Ka3! – 2.c4+ Ka5 3.b4# / 2.b4 ~ 3.c4#
1...Ka5 2.b4+ Kb5 3.c4#
1...Bb7 2.c4+ Ka5 3.b4#
Separation of threats in variations.
EN <-> RU
13rd-18th Place, 9 points - No 98
Nikolai Belchikov
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/8/1KN1k1p1/8/5Q2/4PP2/8
#3(5+2)
13rd-18th Place, 9 points - No 99
Nikolai Belchikov
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
4Q3/8/8/5k2/8/2P4K/5PP1/5R2
#3(6+1)
13rd-18th Place, 9 points - No 105
Ralf Krätschmer
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/3K4/1kBB4/8/R7/8/3P4/3r4
#3(5+2)

13rd-18th Place, 9 points - No 98, Nikolai Belchikov (Belarus) 8/8/8/1KN1k1p1/8/5Q2/4PP2/8

1.Qf8! zz
1...g4 2.Kc4 g3 3.f4#
1...Kd4 2.Qf6+ Kd5 3.e4#
1...Kd5 2.Qf6 g4 3.e4#
Doubling of theme but repetition of 2.Qf6 is unpleasant.
EN <-> RU

13rd-18th Place, 9 points - No 99, Nikolai Belchikov (Belarus) 4Q3/8/8/5k2/8/2P4K/5PP1/5R2

1.Qc6! zz
1...Kg5 2.f4+ Kh5/Kf5 3.g4#
1...Ke5 2.f4+ Kf5 3.g4#
1...Kf4 2.g4 Ke5/Kg5 3.f4#
Here a repetition of 2.f4+ spoils an impression too.
EN <-> RU

13rd-18th Place, 9 points - No 105, Ralf Krätschmer (Germany) 8/3K4/1kBB4/8/R7/8/3P4/3r4

*1...Rh1 2.Bc7+ Kc5 3.d4#
1.Bc7+? Kc5 3.f4+ Rxf4!
1.Bb4? zz 1...Rh1 2.Ba5+ Ka7 3.Bc7#, 2...Kc5 3.d4#, 1...Rxd2+ 2.Bxd2 Kc5 3.Be3#, 1...Ra1!
1.Bg3? – 2.Bf2#, 1...Rxd2+!
1.Bf4! – 2.Be3#
1...Rc1/Re1 2.Bc7+ Kc5 3.d4#
1...Rxd2+ 2.Bxd2 Kc5 3.Be3#
Pleasant key.
EN <-> RU
19th-24th Place, 8 points - No 9
Dieter Müller
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
5B2/8/3R4/4k3/6K1/8/3P4/N7
#3b) Sa1->a2(5+1)
19th-24th Place, 8 points - No 20
Victor Volchek
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/6B1/8/3B1R2/8/8/1Pb5/k3K3
#3(5+2)
19th-24th Place, 8 points - No 31
Peter Novitsky
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/6Q1/8/7k/5p1p/8/5BP1/6K1
#3(4+3)

19th-24th Place, 8 points - No 9, Dieter Müller (Germany) 5B2/8/3R4/4k3/6K1/8/3P4/N7

a) diagram:
1.Bh6? – 2.Bf4+ (A) Ke4 3.d3# (B), 1...Ke4 2.d3+ (B) Ke5 3.Bf4# (A), 1...Kxd6!
1.Sb3! Ke4 2.Sc5+ Ke5 3.d4#

b) Sa1->a2:
1.Sb4? – 2.Sc6+ Ke4 3.Rd4#, 1...Ke4!

1.Be7! Ke4 2.Sc3+ Ke5 3.d4#
Reciprocal change of White moves as in No 6, but here – in two twins. Threats are virtual too.
EN <-> RU

19th-24th Place, 8 points - No 20, Victor Volchek (Belarus) 8/6B1/8/3B1R2/8/8/1Pb5/k3K3

*1...Bb1 2.b4#
1.Kd2! – 2.Rf1+ Bb1 3.b4#
1...Bxf5 2.Kc1 B~ 3.b4#
1...Bd3 2.Kxd3 Kb1 3.Rf1#
1...Bd1 2.Rf1! Kb1 3.Rxd1#
1...Bb3 2.Bxb3 Kb1 3.Rf1#
Simple change-functions of thematic move “mate – threat”.
EN <-> RU

19th-24th Place, 8 points - No 31, Peter Novitsky (Ukraine) 8/6Q1/8/7k/5p1p/8/5BP1/6K1

1.g4+? (A) fxg3 e.p. 2.Be3 ~ 3.Qg5#, 1...hxg3 e.p.!
1.Kh2! zz
1...f3 2.Be3 ~ 3.Qg5#
1...h3 2.Kxh3 f3 3.g4# (A)
In the try, en-passant capture is refutation and defense. In solution, after both Black Pawns moves the thematic mate become possible.
EN <-> RU
19th-24th Place, 8 points - No 32
Peter Novitsky
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
2Q1N3/8/8/1p1k4/8/5K2/2PP4/8
#3(5+2)
19th-24th Place, 8 points - No 37
Pavel Arestov
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/5N2/5pR1/5P1k/8/8/6PK/8
#3(5+2)
19th-24th Place, 8 points - No 65
Vladimir Russkih
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
6N1/8/K6R/4k3/1R6/8/3P1P2/8
#3(6+1)

19th-24th Place, 8 points - No 32, Peter Novitsky (Ukraine) 2Q1N3/8/8/1p1k4/8/5K2/2PP4/8

1.Kf4? zz 1...b4 (a) 2.d3 ~ 3.Qc4#, 1...Kd4!
1.d3? zz 1...b4 (a) 2.Qc4+ Ke5 3.Qe4#, 1...Ke5 2.Qd7 b4 3.d4#, 1...Kd4!
1.Ke3! zz
1...b4 (a) 2.d4
(c4?) b3 3.c4#
1...Ke5 2.Qd7 b4 3.d4#
The flight-taking-key spoils a doubling of the theme.
EN <-> RU

19th-24th Place, 8 points - No 37, Pavel Arestov (Russia) 8/5N2/5pR1/5P1k/8/8/6PK/8

1.Se5! fxe5 2.Kh3 e4 3.g4#
1...Kh4 2.Sf3+ Kh5 3.g4#
Good key.
EN <-> RU

19th-24th Place, 8 points - No 65, Vladimir Russkih (Russia) 6N1/8/K6R/4k3/1R6/8/3P1P2/8

1.Rbh4! zz
1...Kd5 2.Se7+ Ke5 3.d4#, 2...Kc5 3.Rc6#
1...Kf5 2.Se7+ Kg5 3.f4#, 2...Ke5 3.d4#
Here is a repetition of 2nd White moves.
EN <-> RU
25th-27th Place, 7 points - No 50
Vladimir Shumarin
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/7p/4p3/7k/5Q2/8/6P1/6KN
#3(4+3)
25th-27th Place, 7 points - No 72
Ingemar Lind
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/R4B2/3k4/1p6/3P4/3KP3/8
#3(5+2)
25th-27th Place, 7 points - No 87
Gábor Tar
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/K4Q2/8/4k3/2p5/2P5/1B3N2
#3(5+2)

25th-27th Place, 7 points - No 50, Vladimir Shumarin (Russia) 8/7p/4p3/7k/5Q2/8/6P1/6KN

1.Sf2? e5 2.Qf6 – 3.g4#, 1...Kg6!
1.Qf6!
1...e5 2.Sf2 e4/h6 3.g4#
1...h6 2.Sf2 e5 3.g4#
1...Kg4 2.Sf2+ Kh5 3.g4#, 2...Kg3 3.Qg5#
Salazar, model mates, but a repetition of 2.Sf2 in three variations.
EN <-> RU

25th-27th Place, 7 points - No 72, Ingemar Lind (Sweden) 8/8/R4B2/3k4/1p6/3P4/3KP3/8

1.Bd4! zz
1...Kxd4 2.Ra5 b3 3.e3#
1...b3 2.Kc3 b2 3.e4#
Unexpected key.
EN <-> RU

25th-27th Place, 7 points - No 87, Gábor Tar (Hungary) POS

1.Sg3+? Kd5 2.Ba2+ Kc5 3.Qb6#, 1...Ke3!
1.Kb5! zz Kd5 2.Sd2! – 3.Ba2#, 2...cxd2 3.c4#
Simple realization of the theme.
EN <-> RU
28th-30th Place, 6 points - No 49
Vladimir Shumarin
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/Q7/2kN4/4p3/5N2/1PK5/8
#3(5+2)
28th-30th Place, 6 points - No 60
Zoltan Labai
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/B7/8/k7/p7/R3K3/1P6/5B2
#3(5+2)
28th-30th Place, 6 points - No 79
Mikhail Halma
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/R1N4N/8/3K1k2/8/6PP/8
#3(6+1)

28th-30th Place, 6 points - No 49, Vladimir Shumarin (Russia) 8/8/Q7/2kN4/4p3/5N2/1PK5/8

1.Se3? – 2.Kc3 – 3.b4#, 1...Kb4!
1.Sf6? – 2.Kc3 – 3.b4#, 1...Kb4!
1.Sc7! –(exf3) 2.Kc3 – 3.b4#
1...Kb4 2.Qb5#
Choice of key.
EN <-> RU

28th-30th Place, 6 points - No 60, Zoltan Labai (Slovakia) 8/B7/8/k7/p7/R3K3/1P6/5B2

1.Bc5? – 2.b4# stalemate
1.Rb3? – 2.Bb6#, 1...a3 2.Bc5 a2 3.Ra3# (switchback), 1...axb3!
1.Kd4! zz 1...Kb4 2.Bc5+ Ka5 3.b4#
Mate with pin, but this pin is existing.
EN <-> RU

28th-30th Place, 6 points - No 79, Mikhail Halma (Ukraine) 8/8/R1N4N/8/3K1k2/8/6PP/8

1.Sf7? Kg4!
1.Se5! zz
1...Kg5 2.Sf3+ Kh5 3.g4#, 2...Kf4 3.Rf6#
The problem without peculiar nuances.
EN <-> RU
31st Place, 5 points - No 108
Pietro Pitton
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/n6P/3P4/8/8/2B5/1P6/k1K5
#3(5+2)

31st Place, 5 points - No 108, Pietro Pitton (Italy) 8/n6P/3P4/8/8/2B5/1P6/k1K5

1.h8Q! zz
1...Sc8 2.Qg8 ~ 3.b4#
1...Ka2 2.Qg8+ Ka1 3.b4#
1...Sc6 (Sb5) 2.Qa8+ Sa7 3.Qxa7#, 2...Sa5 (Sa3) 3.Qxa5# (Qxa3#)
Repetition of 2nd White moves and unassuming (to put it mildly) key.
EN <-> RU
#4-6
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EN <-> RU

The following problems were excluded in view of full anticipations:
- No 10 (Kg6-Ke6) – yacpdb/68847;
- No 33 (Kb5-Kd5) – yacpdb/130314;
- No 45 (Ke2-Ke4) – yacpdb/74562;
- No 81 (Kf2-Kh4) – yacpdb/73848;
- No 85 (Ke2-Kh1) – adding meaningless moves 1.Kf1 Kh2 to threemover yacpdb/156312;
- No 95 (Kg5-Ke6) – yacpdb/124806;
- No 100 (Kb7-Ka5) – yacpdb/74563;
I didn’t consider the twin b) in No 109 because it has a full anticipation - yacpdb/73848.

1st-3rd Place, 15 points - No 21
Victor Volchek
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
7K/2B5/8/7B/7k/3N4/6PP/8
#4(6+1)
1st-3rd Place, 15 points - No 27
Mikhail Hramtsevich
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/8/6NK/3B1kBP/8/6P1/8
#4(6+1)
1st-3rd Place, 15 points - No 101
Nikolai Belchikov
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/B7/B6R/3k4/8/8/3PP2K/8
#4(6+1)

1st-3rd Place, 15 points - No 21, Victor Volchek (Belarus) 7K/2B5/8/7B/7k/3N4/6PP/8

1.Sf2? (B) 1...Kxh5 2.Kg7! (A) Kh4 3.Bd8+ (D) Kh5 4.g4# (C), 2...Kg5 3.g4! Kh4 4.Bd8#, 1...Kg5!
1.g4? (C) 1...Kg5 2.Kg7! (A) Kh4 3.Bg3+ Kg5 4.h4#, 3...Kh3 4.Sf4#, 1...Kh3!
1.Kg7! (A) 1...Kxh5 2.Sf2! (B) Kg5 3.g4! (C) Kh4 4.Bd8# (D), 2...Kh4 3.Bd8+ (D) Kh5 4.g4# (C)
1...Kg5 2.g4! (C) Kh4 3.Bg3+ Kg5 4.h4#, 3...Kh3 4.Sf4#
Two thematic mates in solution and similar mates in tries. Change-functions of moves. The move g2-g4 appears in all moves (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th).
EN <-> RU

1st-3rd Place, 15 points - No 27, Mikhail Hramtsevich (Belarus) 8/8/8/6NK/3B1kBP/8/6P1/8

1.Bf3! zz
1...Kg3 2.Sh3 Kh2 3.Be5+ Kh1 4.g4#
1...Kf5 2.Bd5 Kf4 3.Sh3+ Kf5 4.g4#, 3...Kg3 4.Be5#
Thematic “direct” and battery mates by Pawn, at that bK is checkmated on far squares – h1 and f5. Flight-giving-key.
EN <-> RU

1st-3rd Place, 15 points - No 101, Nikolai Belchikov (Belarus) POS

1.Be3? zz Ke5 2.Bb7 Kf5 3.d4 Kg4 4.Bc8#, 1...Ke4!
1.Kg2! zz
1...Ke5 2.Kf3 Kd5 3.e4+ Ke5 4.d4#, 2...Kf5 3.e4+ Kg5 4.Be3#, 3...Ke5 4.d4#
1...Ke4 2.Rh5 Kf4 3.e3+ Ke4 4.d3#, 3...Kg4 4.Be2#
Avanta, echo-chameleon mates by Pawn and Bishops.
EN <-> RU
4th-5th Place, 14 points - No 39
Pavel Arestov
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/Q7/6n1/8/4K1kP/8/5PP1/8
#4(5+2)
4th-5th Place, 14 points - No 80
Mikhail Halma
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/2R5/k7/8/K7/1PPP4/8
#4(5+1)
6th Place, 13 points - No 16
Nikita Kravtsov
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/3p4/8/5K1k/5B1p/8/4P1P1/8
#4(4+3)

4th-5th Place, 14 points - No 39, Pavel Arestov (Russia) 8/Q7/6n1/8/4K1kP/8/5PP1/8

1.Qf7! – 2.Qf5+ Kxh4 3.g3#
1...Sxh4 2.Qe6+ Kg5 3.f4+ (A) Kh5 4.g4# (B), 2...Kh5 3.g4+ (B) Kg5 4.f4# (A), 2...Sf5 3.Qxf5+ Kh4 4.g3#

1.Qd7+? Kxh4? 2.Qf5 ~ 3.g3#, 1...Kh5!
Active play of two White Pawns with reciprocal change of moves. The key is not excellent, of course.
EN <-> RU

4th-5th Place, 14 points - No 80, Mikhail Halma (Ukraine) 8/8/2R5/k7/8/K7/1PPP4/8

1.d4! Kb5 2.d5 Ka5 3.b4+ Kb5 4.c4#
Three White Pawns executes moves on two squares forward from initial position. It is effectively but only one move is thematic.
EN <-> RU

6th Place, 13 points - No 16, Nikita Kravtsov (Russia) 8/3p4/8/5K1k/5B1p/8/4P1P1/8

1.e4? (A) zz 1...d6 2.Bg5 (C) d5 3.exd5 h3 4.g4#, 1...h3 2.g3 ~ 3.Bg5 (C) ~ 4.g4#, 1...d5!
1.e3? (B) zz 1...d5 2.Bg5 (C) d4 3.exd4 h3 4.g4#, 1...h3 2.g3 ~ 3.Bg5 (C) ~ 4.g4#, 1...d6!
1.Bg5! (C) zz
1...d6 2.e4! (A) d5 3.exd5 h3 4.g4#
1...d5 2.e3! (B) d4 3.exd4 h3 4.g4#
Change-play on 1...d5 and 1...d6. Reciprocal change of 1st and 2nd White moves in variations of solution compared to tries. The move Bg5 is 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
EN <-> RU
7th Place, 12 points - No 22
Victor Volchek
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/4R3/N7/3k4/5K2/3PP3/6N1
#4(6+1)
8th Place, 11 points - No 34
Peter Novitsky
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/2K5/8/k7/p2N4/8/PPN5/8
#6(5+2)
9th-10th Place, 10 points - No 40
Pavel Arestov
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/6n1/1PPk1K2/6Q1/8/8/4P3/8
#5(5+2)

7th Place, 12 points - No 22, Victor Volchek (Belarus) 8/8/4R3/N7/3k4/5K2/3PP3/6N1

1.Kf4? Kd5 2.Rc6 Kd4 3.Sf3+ Kd5 4.e4#, 1...Kc5!
1.Rc6!
1...Kd5 2.Kf4 Kd4 3.Sf3+ Kd5 4.e4#
1...Ke5 2.e4 Kd4 3.Sb3+ Kd3 4.Rc3#, 3...Ke5 4.d4#
Two thematic moves.
EN <-> RU

8th Place, 11 points - No 34, Peter Novitsky (Ukraine) 8/2K5/8/k7/p2N4/8/PPN5/8

1.b4+? (A) 1...axb3e.p.!
1.Kc6? (B) 1...a3! (a)
Firstly 1.Sa3!! zz with flight-giving-square. 1...Kb4 2.Se6 Ka5 3.Sc5 Kb4 – foreplan is executed, and now 4.Kc6 (B) Ka5 5.Sc2 (switchback) 5...a3 6.b4# (A)
Logic problem with model mate.
EN <-> RU

9th-10th Place, 10 points - No 40, Pavel Arestov (Russia) 8/6n1/1PPk1K2/6Q1/8/8/4P3/8

1.Qb5! – 2.e4 Sh5+ 3.Kf7 ~ 4.e5#
1...Se6 2.b7! Sc7! 3.Qb4+!
(3.b8Q? stalemate) 3...Kxc6 4.b8S+! (A) Kd5 5.e4# (B), 3...Kd5 4.e4+ (B) Kxc6 5.b8S# (A)
1...Sh5+ 2.Kf7 Sf6 3.b7 Sd7 4.cxd7 Kc7 5.b8Q#
1...Se8+ 2.Kf7 Sc7 3.bxc7 Kxc7 4.Ke7 Kc8 5.Qb7#
Single implementation of the theme with reciprocal change of moves and promotions.
EN <-> RU
9th-10th Place, 10 points - No 28
Hramtsevich Mihail
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-03-2017
8/2K5/2N5/2k5/4P3/4N3/2PP4/8
#6(6+1)
11st-14th Place, 9 points - No 56
Igor Agapov
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
2N5/8/R7/3k4/7R/8/K1P2P2/8
#4(6+1)
11st-14th Place, 9 points - No 57
Igor Agapov
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/1Q6/1p2k3/8/5K2/2P2PP1/8
#4(5+2)

9th-10th Place, 10 points - No 28, Hramtsevich Mihail (Belarus) 8/2K5/2N5/2k5/4P3/4N3/2PP4/8

1.Sd5! zz
1...Kc4 2.Sb6+ Kc5 3.e5 (A) Kb5 4.Kb7 (B) Kc5 5.d4+ (C) Kb5 6.c4# (D), 2...Kb5 3.Kb7 (B) Kc5 4.e5 (A) Kb5 5.c4+ (D) Kc5 6.d4# (C)
1...Kb5 2.Sb6 Kc5/Ka6 3.e5 Kb5 4.Kb7 Kc5 5.d4+ Kb5 6.c4#
Reciprocal change of white moves (AB-BA и CD-DC) in main variation. Two different thematic mates and good key. Pity that second white move is repeated in main and secondary variations.
EN <-> RU

11st-14th Place, 9 points - No 56, Igor Agapov (Russia) 2N5/8/R7/3k4/7R/8/K1P2P2/8

1.Rah6! zz
1...Ke5 2.c4 Kf5 3.Sd6+ Kg5 4.f4#, 3...Ke5 4.Re4#
1...Kc5 2.Rd6 Kb5 3.Kb3 Kc5 4.Rh5#
It is quite a decent problem. It is pity that there is no a variation with c2-c4#.
EN <-> RU

11st-14th Place, 9 points - No 57, Igor Agapov (Russia) 8/8/1Q6/1p2k3/8/5K2/2P2PP1/8

1.Ke3! zz
1...b4 2.f4+ Kf5 3.Kf3 b3 (~) 4.g4#
1...Kd5 2.f4 zz 2...b4 3.Kd3 zz 3...b3 4.c4#

1...Kf5 2.f4 Kg4 3.Qg6+ Kh4 4.Qg5#
Doubling of the theme but with repetition of 2.f4.
EN <-> RU
11st-14th Place, 9 points - No 66
Vladimir Russkih
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/2R1B3/8/3k4/5K2/2P2P2/8
#4(5+1)
11st-14th Place, 9 points - No 93
Rainer Kuhn
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/7p/8/1p3KBk/7p/8/6P1/8
#6(3+4)
15th-17th Place, 8 points - No 75
Ingemar Lind
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/4B3/8/5N1k/4K2N/7P/4R3
#4(6+1)

11st-14th Place, 9 points - No 66, Vladimir Russkih (Russia) 8/8/2R1B3/8/3k4/5K2/2P2P2/8

1.Bd7! zz
1...Kd5 2.Ke3 zz 2...Ke5 3.f4+ Kd5 4.c4#
1...Ke5 2.Ke3 zz 2...Kd5 3.c4+ Ke5 4.f4#
Doubling of the theme but with repetition of 2.Ke3.
EN <-> RU

11st-14th Place, 9 points - No 93, Rainer Kuhn (Germany) 8/7p/8/1p3KBk/7p/8/6P1/8

1.Be7? Kh6!
1.Bc1? b4!
1.Bd2! zz b4 2.Bxb4 Kh6 3.Bc3 Kh5 4.Bd2 h6 5.Be1 h3 6.g4#, 4...h3 5.g4+ Kh4 6.Be1#,
3...h3 4.g4 h2 5.Kf6 h1~ 6.Bd2#
Pleasant choice of key.
EN <-> RU

15th-17th Place, 8 points - No 75, Ingemar Lind (Sweden) 8/8/4B3/8/5N1k/4K2N/7P/4R3

1.Sf2! zz Kg5 2.Sg4 Kh4 3.Rh1 Kg5 4.h4#
Simple problem with stalemate-avoiding.
EN <-> RU
15th-17th Place, 8 points - No 94
Vladimir Shmatov
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/8/7K/2B5/1NBP4/1Pk5/8
#6(6+1)
15th-17th Place, 8 points - No 109
Pietro Pitton
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/8/8/4K2k/5B2/3B
#4b) Ke4->f1(5+1)
18th-22nd Place, 7 points - No 7
Dieter Müller
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/3B4/2N5/3k4/8/B4P2/3N3K
#6(6+1)

15th-17th Place, 8 points - No 94, Vladimir Shmatov (Russia) 8/8/8/7K/2B5/1NBP4/1Pk5/8

1.Kg4! zz 1...Kb1/Kd1 2.Kf3 Kc2 3.Ke2 Kb1 4.Kd1 Ka2 5.Sd2+ Ka1 6.b4#
Battery mate at the end.
EN <-> RU

15th-17th Place, 8 points - No 109, Pietro Pitton (Italy) 8/8/8/8/4K2k/5B2/3B

a) diagram: 1.Bh5! zz Kxh5 2.Kf5 Kh4 3.Bg5+ Kh5 4.g4#
b) Ke4->f1: 1.h3! zz Kg3 2.Bg5 Kh2 3.Bf4+ Kh1 4.g4#
To free bK, White execute a sacrifice of one of their Bishops (the twin is not consider in view of anticipation yacpdb/73848).
EN <-> RU

18th-22nd Place, 7 points - No 7, Dieter Müller (Germany) 8/8/3B4/2N5/3k4/8/B4P2/3N3K

1.Be7! – 2.Be6 Ke5 3.Sc3 Kf4 4.Kg2 Ke5 5.S3e4 Kf4/Kd4 6.Bd6/Bf6#
1...Ke5 2.Be6 Kd4/Kf4 3.Kg2 Ke5 4.Sc3 Kd4 5.Se2 Ke5 6.f4#
The threat is virtual.
EN <-> RU
18th-22nd Place, 7 points - No 13
Branislav Djurasevic
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
1R6/8/8/k1N5/8/1p3K2/pP6/8
#5(4+3)
18th-22nd Place, 7 points - No 46
Elmar Abdullayev
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/KNk5/4B3/8/4N2p/P7/8
#64(5+2)
18th-22nd Place, 7 points - No 61
Zoltan Labai
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/3R4/4P3/K1k3N1/3p4/3P4/8
#4(5+2)

18th-22nd Place, 7 points - No 13, Branislav Djurasevic (Serbia) 1R6/8/8/k1N5/8/1p3K2/pP6/8

1.Rb7! ~(1...a1Q/R/B) 2.Sxb3+ Ka4/Ka6 3.Sc5+ Kaa5 4.b4#
1...a1S 2.Ke4! Sc2 3.Kd5 Se3+/Sa3 4.Kc6 ~ 5.Rb5#, 3...Sb4+/Sd4 4.Kc4 ~ 5.Rb5#
To perform a required mate, White execute a clearance for Pawn.
EN <-> RU

18th-22nd Place, 7 points - No 46, Elmar Abdullayev (Azerbaijan) 8/8/KNk5/4B3/8/4N2p/P7/8

1.Sf5? h2 2.Bxh2 Kс5 3.Bd6+ Kс6 4.Bе7 Kс7 5.Sd4 Kb8 6.Bd6#, 1...Kс5!
1.Sс2! h2 2.Bxh2 Kс5 3.Kb7 Kb5 4.Bd6 Kа5 5.Bb4+ Kb5 6.a4# (ideal mate)
Choice of key. But capture of far Black Pawn does not decorate the problem.
EN <-> RU

18th-22nd Place, 7 points - No 61, Zoltan Labai (Slovakia) 8/8/3R4/4P3/K1k3N1/3p4/3P4/8

1.Rxd3? zz 1...Kc5 2.Rd6 Kc4 3.Se3+ Kc5 4.d4#, 1...Kxd3!
1.Sf2! zz Kc5 2.Sxd3+ Kc4 3.Sb2+ Kc5 4.d4#
Clearance for wP (as in No 13).
EN <-> RU
18th-22nd Place, 7 points - No 74
Ingemar Lind
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/2R3B1/4k3/1P2P3/4K3/8/4P3/8
#4(6+1)
23rd-24th Place, 6 points - No 62
Zoltan Labai
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/8/K1k1P3/3R4/3p4/3P4/4N3
#5(5+2)
23rd-24th Place, 6 points - No 88
Gábor Tar
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/7B/8/8/6kp/3K4/6P1/2B4R
#4(5+2)

18th-22nd Place, 7 points - No 74, Ingemar Lind (Sweden) 8/2R3B1/4k3/1P2P3/4K3/8/4P3/8

1.Rc6+? Kd7 2.Bf6 Ke8 3.e6 ~ 4.Rc8#, 1...Ke7 2.e6 Ke8 3.Bf6 ~ 4.Rc8#, 1...Kf7!
1.Kf3? zz Kd5 2.Rc6 и т. д., 1...Kf5!
1.Kf4! zz Kd5 2.Rc6 Kd4 3.e6+ Kd5 4.e4#
The problem without peculiar nuances.
EN <-> RU

23rd-24th Place, 6 points - No 62, Zoltan Labai (Slovakia) 8/8/8/K1k1P3/3R4/3p4/3P4/4N3

1.e6? zz 1...Kc6 2.Sxd3 Kc7 3.Rd7+ Kc6 4.Se5+ Kc5 5.d4#, 3...Kc8 4.Kb6 Kb8 5.Rd8#, 3...Kb8 4.e7 Kc8 5.e8Q#, 1...Kxd4!
1.Rxd3? zz 1...Kc4 2.Kb6 Kb4 3.Rc3 Ka4 4.Kc5 Ka5 5.Ra3#, 1...Kc6!
1.Rd6! zz 1...Kc4 2.Ka4 Kc5 3.Sxd3+ Kc4 4.Sb2+ Kc5 5.d4#
Similar to No 61. White Rook goes from the blow.
EN <-> RU

23rd-24th Place, 6 points - No 88, Gábor Tar (Hungary) 8/7B/8/8/6kp/3K4/6P1/2B4R

*1...Kh5 2.Bf5 – 3.g4#, 2...h3 3.Rxh3#
1.Ke4? – 2.Bf4 – 3.Bf5+ Kh5 4.g4#, 1...Kg3!
1.Rh3! – 2.Rf3 Kh5 3.Bf5 h3 4.Rxh3# / 3.Rf5+ Kg4 4.Rg5#, 2...h3 3.Bf5+ Kh5/Kh4 4.Rxh3#
1...Kh5 2.Ke4 Kg4 3.Bf5+ Kh5 4.g4#
Flight-taking-key and virtual threat.
EN <-> RU
25th-27th Place, 5 points - No 51
Vladimir Shumarin
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/8/4p3/1N6/4kNK1/8/B2P4/8
#4see text(5+2)
25th-27th Place, 5 points - No 52
Vladimir Shumarin
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
8/1p4R1/8/2N5/7k/1p1K4/6P1/8
#4b)Pb3->f5; c)Pb3->c7(4+3)
25th-27th Place, 5 points - No 69
B. Atanasov (after M. Wesin)
TT-181, SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
3N4/8/R7/6k1/4K3/8/4P3/8
#4(4+1)

25th-27th Place, 5 points - No 51, Vladimir Shumarin (Russia) 8/8/4p3/1N6/4kNK1/8/B2P4/8

a) diagram:
1.Kg5? zz Ke5 2.Bxe6 Ke4 3.Bd5+ Ke5 4.d4#, 1...Kf3!
1.Bxe6! zz Ke5 2.Kg5 Ke4 3.Bd5+ Ke5 4.d4#

b) Ba2<->Pe6:
1.Bxa2! Ke5 2.Kg5 Ke4 3.Bd5+ Ke5 4.d4#

c) Ba2->a4, Pe6->b3:
*1...b2 2.Bc2+ Ke5 3.Kg5 b1Q 4.d4#
1.Bxb3! Ke5 2.Kg5 Ke4 3.Bd5+ Ke5 4.d4#
In all twins the keys are with capture of shifted bP.
EN <-> RU

25th-27th Place, 5 points - No 52, Vladimir Shumarin (Russia) 8/1p4R1/8/2N5/7k/1p1K4/6P1/8

a) diagram:
1.Se4? – 2.Sf6 – 3.Rg4#, 1...Kh5 2.Sg3+ Kh4/Kh6 3.Sf5+ Kh5 4.g4#, 1...b2!
1.Sxb3! –(b6/b5) 2.Sd4 ~ 3.Sf5+ Kh5 4.g4#

b) Pb3->f5:
1.Sxb7! zz
1...Kh5 2.Sd6 f4 3.Sf5 f3 4.g4#, 2...Kh4/Kh6 3.Sxf5+ Kh5 4.g4#
1...f4 2.Sd6 f3 3.Sf5+ Kh5 4.g4#, 2...Kh5 3.Sf5 f3 4.g4#


c) Pb3->c7:
1.Se4! – 2.Sf6 – 3.Rg4#
1...Kh5 2.Sg3+ Kh4/Kh6 3.Sf5+ Kh5 4.g4#
And here are unlucky keys in a) and b).
EN <-> RU

25th-27th Place, 5 points - No 69, Borislav Atanasov (Bulgaria), after M. Wesin 3N4/8/R7/6k1/4K3/8/4P3/8

Main plan is refuted: 1.Sf7+? Kg4! 2.Rа3 Kh4 3.Kf5 Kh5 4.Rh3#, 2...Kh5!
1.Kf3! – 2.Sf7+ Kf5 3.e4#, 2...Kh4/Kh5 3.Rh6#
1...Kf5 2.Rd6 Kg5 3.Sf7+ Kf5 4.e4#, 3...Kh4/Kh5 4.Rh6#, 2...Ke5 3.Sf7+ Kf5 4.e4#
(ideal mate)
There are quite strong anticipations (yacpdb/125572 и yacpdb/149717), but good key and elements of logics allow to evaluate this problem.
EN <-> RU
Annex | Приложение
Dedicated to the participants
of TT-181
- Elmar Abdullayev
SuperProblem, 15-02-2017
5K1k/8/8/8/8/8/2PP2P1/1BB5
#3(6+1)

1.g4! zz Kh7 2.c4+ Крh6 3.d4#, 2…Kh8 3.Bb2#
All three White moves are Pawn moves on two squares forward! Model mate.
EN <-> RU


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Participants | Участники

Abdullayev E. – No 41 (#2), No 42 (#2), No 43A (#3), No 43B (#3), No 43C (#3), No 44 (#3), No 45 (#4), No 46 (#6)
Agapov I. – No 53 (#2), No 54 (#2), No 55 (#3), No 56 (#4), No 57 (#4)
Arestov P. – No 35 (#2), No 36 (#2), No 37 (#3), No 38 (#3), No 39 (#4), No 40 (#5)
Atanasov B. – No 67 (#2), No 68 (#3), No 69 (#4)
Belchikov N. – No 96 (#2), No 97 (#2), No 98 (#3), No 99 (#3), No 100 (#4), No 101 (#4)
Cioflâncă M. – No 92 (#2)
Djurasevic B. – No 3 (#3), No 4 (#3), No 11 (#2), No 12 (#2), No 13 (#5)
Gurgui D. – No 89 (#2)
Halma M. – No 76 (#2), No 77 (#2), No 78 (#3), No 79 (#3), No 80 (#4), No 81 (#4)
Hramtsevich M. – No 23 (#2), No 24 (#2), No 25 (#3), No 26 (#3), No 27 (#4), No 28 (#6)
Klipachev V. – No 1 (#2), No 2 (#2)
Krätschmer R. – No 104 (#2), No 105 (#3)
Kravtsov N. – No 16 (#4)
Kuhn R. – No 93 (#6)
Labai Z. – No 58 (#2), No 59 (#2), No 60 (#3), No 61 (#4), No 62 (#5)
Lind I. – No 70 (#2), No 71 (#2), No 72 (#3), No 73 (#3), No 74 (#4), No 75 (#4)
Müller D. – No 5 (#2), No 6 (#3), No 7 (#6), No 8 (#2), No 9 (#3), No 10 (#4)
Nicolaescu G. – No 90 (#3), No 91 (#3)
Novitsky P. – No 29 (#2), No 30 (#2), No 31 (#3), No 32 (#3), No 33 (#4), No 34 (#6)
Oganesjan A. – No 111 (#3)
Pitton P. – No 106 (#2), No 107 (#2), No 108 (#3), No 109 (#4)
Russkih V. – No 63 (#2), No 64 (#2), No 65 (#3), No 66 (#4)
Serafimović I. – No 110 (#2)
Shmatov V. – No 94 (#6), No 95 (#4)
Shumarin V. – No 47 (#2), No 48 (#2), No 49 (#3), No 50 (#3), No 51 (#4), No 52 (#4)
Stojnić D. – No 14 (#2), No 15 (#2)
Tar G. – No 86 (#2), No 87 (#3), No 88 (#4)
Tomassini R. – No 102 (#2), No 103 (#2)
Volchek V. – No 17 (#2), No 18 (#2), No 19 (#3), No 20 (#3), No 21 (#4), No 22 (#4)
Yuzyuk V. – No 82 (#2), No 83 (#2), No 84 (#3), No 85 (#4)

The Winners | Победители

Mikhail Hramtsevich (#2, #3, #4-6,
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Ilija Serafimović (#2)

Ingemar Lind (#3)

Victor Volchek (#4-6)

Nikolai Belchikov (#4-6)

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